Should I use LFE for music?
If you are creating sound effects for film or video games, sending bottom end of your sound effects to the LFE channel is a good idea. It will help you get the most impact out of your effects without muddying up your front, center, and surround channels.
Is LFE good for music?
Do all subwoofers have LFE?
The LFE channel is a mono signal and is already filtered before the signal is sent to the subwoofer. Almost all subwoofers will be equipped with an LFE mode.
Should I use LFE Main?
Set to small, bass management is used, set to large, it is not bass managed. Ideally, LFE + Main should not be used but if it sounds better to you, use it by all means.
What should LFE be set at?
When using an LFE/subwoofer cutoff (-3dB) at 80Hz / 24dB/octave slope, the frequencies slightly above the 80Hz setting are high enough to still have directional perception, especially if the sub is located in close proximity to the listening position.
Is LFE the same as subwoofer out?
Almost all AV receivers and pre-amps will feature an LFE (Low Frequency Effects) output. The LFE channel is a mono signal and is already filtered before the signal is sent to the subwoofer. Almost all subwoofers will be equipped with an LFE mode.
What is an LFE input in a subwoofer?
The LFE input in a subwoofer allows for this to be done simply through one standardized connection. Rather than having to sort through various cords and cables, you can use an LFE input as a single cable to connect your subwoofer to its receiver. This can help to eliminate the confusion about which cable goes where.
What is the difference between LFE and left and right inputs?
Left and right inputs work as a dual set in contrast to the singular cable in an LFE input. Though this is not that much more complicated (plugging in one more cable or using a y-cable to plug in the right and left), it still takes more effort than using an LFE input cable.
How do I know if my subwoofer is RCA or LFE?
RCA inputs will be seen in the left and right input options for your subwoofer. You may find that your subwoofer has the option of using an LFE cable as well as the left and right inputs. In this case, most people will opt for using an LFE cable, though this is not required.
What is a LFE effect?
LFE stands for Low Frequency Effects. LFE effects are recorded in the the .1 channel in multichannel DTS, DD, etc recordings and is recorded at a higher DB level.